Great Docs about Art and Artists

Thanks to my friend, local Charlotte filmmaker and documentarian April Denee, I recently found myself on a documentary viewing kick. I watched a lot of great docs-all about art, artists and collectors, and have been recommending this list often because the stories are both interesting, thoughtfully told and worthy of discussion. So, I am going to use this opportunity to post these docs in the order in which I viewed them and write a short blurb about each. I watched them all on Netflix on Demand, but they are all widely available on iTunes and other outlets as well.

Love to hear what you think!

Exit thru the Gift Shop- Banksy’s Oscar Nominated doc on street art and artist that asks the question “What is Art? ”
Art of the Steal- Controversial relocation to move Barnes Art Collection to Philly.
A Man Named Pearl- Inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar from my homestate of South Carolina.
Herb and Dorothy- How a librarian and postal worker became NYC’s biggest art collectors.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work- Joan Rivers broke many barriers for women and comics.

And check out April’s current project, Busk, on Charlotte street artists here :

Wildacres Residency Awarded to Donna Scott Productions for Summer 2011

donna scott productions
is excited to announce the award of a 2011 residency at Wildacres for creative work and development of two new theatre projects. The residency will take place in August 2011 at Wildacres Conference Center in Little Switzerland, NC.

The Wildacres Residency Program began in 1999 and over the past twelve years has hosted approximately 290 writers, artists, and musicians. Wildacres chooses 25 artists each year for residency awards.

Aphasia Screening Schedule

Aphasia on tour with Carl McIntyre : Spring/Summer 2011
**All events are private hires unless noted**

March 1 UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
March 31 West Va Speech & Hearing Convention Flatwoods, WVA
April 13/14 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
April 18/19 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN (April 18, Public Event**)
April 21 Emerson University/Spaulding Hospital Boston, MA
April 26 Northeast AHEC/ Appalachian University Boone, NC
May 3 Southeast AHEC Stroke Convention Greensboro, NC
May 21 Rogers C. Peace Rehab Greenville, SC
June 11 TBA
June 14-16 TBA
June 24-26 TBA

To book a screening of Aphasia please go to for more information